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This 2019 Jetta should be good for over 208 mph

VW's Bonneville Jetta is shown at the Pikes Peak Fan Fest.

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They'll be shown at Georgia's SoWo: The European Experience car show

The Wörthersee VW meet in Europe may be the biggest and most famous, but it's far from the only one. An American counterpart, SoWo: The European Experience, kicked off this weekend in Georgia for European cars. And as with Wörthersee, VW had some new custom vehicles to show off. It brought modified versions of the Jetta, Golf, Arteon, Atlas and Tiguan.

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It's way bigger, but arguably better

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta changed quite a bit from its immediate predecessor. It gained a heaping helping of style, changed up its suspension, and became a bit more efficient. But the differences between those two generations are minuscule next to those between the 2019 and the original 1980 VW Jetta. And those differences have been highlighted by VW, which produced a video showing off examples of each, and a whole bunch of information and specs on the two cars.

Comparo

We look at how the Jetta stacks up to the competition

As the brand's best-selling car, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta needs to be good to maintain its sales, if not grow them. We just drove it, and found the latest Jetta to be stylish, frugal, and decently priced, if not exciting. But we also wanted to see how it compares on paper to other cars in the segment. So we've assembled the specifications from the four best-selling compacts on the market in order of their sales starting with the best-selling Honda Civic, followed by the Toyota Corolla, Nissan S

First Drive

Don't confuse it for a Golf with a trunk

The 2019 Jetta is a car Volkswagen really needs to get right. Last year, it was VW's best-selling model in America by a wide margin. And although the new Tiguan and Atlas have been propelled ahead so far this year by America's crossover obsession, the Jetta is still VW's best-selling car, beating the Passat and the Golf. Put simply, the new Jetta has got to be good.

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We've also got a new Ford Mustang GT in the office

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editors Reese Counts and Joel Stocksdale. We discuss the redesigned 2019 Chevy Camaro and the new turbocharged four-cylinder 1LE. We talk about the manual Mustang GT in the office and the all-new 2019 Ford Focus. Plus we'll spend a reader's money and talk about what the new Jetta is like.

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The automatic had the biggest gain

The manual only improves with city fuel economy.

Comparo

Comparing the newest two compact sedans to the segment leader

How do Kia's and VW's bestsellers stack up?

Detroit

We chat with VW's North American CEO about the car and its MQB platform.

Out of 6.23 million global sales last year, the U.S. was a drop in the bucket. VW is bent on changing that.

Volkswagen has revealed its 2019 Jetta at the Detroit Auto Show. The all new Jetta will get a new techy package for the 2018 year. It will be built on the MQB platform and will feature a digital cockpit with driver assistance features. Here is more coverage of NAIAS 2018.

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Digital Cockpit and lots of driver assistance features are wrapped in new sheetmetal.

Digital Cockpit and lots of driver assistance tech.

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It will keep the current 1.4-liter turbo engine

Even the base model comes with some premium features.

First Drive

Will the Jetta return to its roots as a Golf with a trunk? We head to Arizona to find out.

Spy Shots

Spy shots seem to show an extended wheelbase and possible fastback design.

If so, it's a big Jetta.

The mountain bike that came with it is long gone.

Hoping to lure outdoorsy, athletic types to the Jetta and Golf, Volkswagen partnered with the Trek bicycle company and sold Trek Edition cars with matching mountain bikes.

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Judge approves $14.7-billion settlement in TDI cheating case.

One step at a time.

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